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    HTPC build for freeview HD.

    Hey there, looking to build a rig out of some spare components with a budget of around £180.

    Already have:

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    So really I am looking for tuner, case, PSU.

    I was looking at this tuner:

    http://www.pctvsystems.com/Products/...B/Default.aspx

    and then this case and PSU:

    http://www.ebuyer.com/273923-cit-bla...ase-cscits004b

    http://www.ebuyer.com/173800-be-quie...100x63mm-bn133

    What do you think? Where would you invest the left over cash?

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    Re: HTPC build for freeview HD.

    That tuner is probably the best bet for an external USB one, there is a great PCIe one in the Blackgold BGT3620 if you have room inside the case.

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    Re: HTPC build for freeview HD.

    I've been looking into a freeview tuner myself. The choices are limited but I thought the BG dual tuner PCI-E card was looking the best value.

    Dual tuners can be quite useful and it's cheaper to buy a dual card now then add a second single tuner later.
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    Re: HTPC build for freeview HD.

    I would check this part of the Hexus guide for some suggestions:

    http://forums.hexus.net/2121244-post2.html


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